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View Poll Results: In this scenario, which would you choose?

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  • I'd buy the bottle unsniffed and get 5 free samples. If I don't like it, I can sell or swap it.

    9 36.00%
  • I'd buy samples of things I'd like to try! Sample sample sample!

    16 64.00%
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  1. #1

    Default A Quick Poll: Blind Buy Order w/ Free Samples OR Order Just Samples

    Pretend you have $100.

    You can use it two ways.

    A. Spend $100 on a full bottle of a scent you are quite sure you'd like, but have never sniffed, but also think that will be easy to sell off. (e.g. Chergui, LDDM) If you go with this route, you will also get 3-5 free samples.

    OR.

    B. Order samples of everything you'd like to try out. With 100, you will get about 28 1.5-2.5ml spray samples from FIF.

    Which would you choose?

    I like "option three" the most -- which is to buy a bottle of a scent you love, and also get free samples. (But no, you can't choose that )

    I am curious about what most people would choose -- because I think this is what stops many people from going with route B, which IMO is actually the best way to discover treasures that you still haven't discovered yet.
    Last edited by moltening; 24th January 2009 at 01:35 PM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: A Quick Poll: Blind Buy Order w/ Free Samples OR Order Just Samples

    Option B..however..i do not religiously follow this rule
    Last edited by jenson; 24th January 2009 at 01:37 PM.

  3. #3

    Default Re: A Quick Poll: Blind Buy Order w/ Free Samples OR Order Just Samples

    Most things don't sell for what you paid unless they are rare. I always sample, and I only buy blind if it is so cheap that I won't regret it (such as with TJ Maxx purchases).

  4. #4

    Default Re: A Quick Poll: Blind Buy Order w/ Free Samples OR Order Just Samples

    I agree with Asha. Even when I do cheap blind buys, I have an idea of what I am purchasing because I have read reviews. I have very few regrets with blind buys. Possibly my only regret is Parfum Sacre, which is loved by many people. The reviews were good, the list of notes made me believe that I would love it, but I did not.

  5. #5

    Default Re: A Quick Poll: Blind Buy Order w/ Free Samples OR Order Just Samples

    I went with B, I haven't tried nearly enough to even assume I'd like something as a blind buy. I've only had one completely blind buy and was glad that it panned out, but... I want more than just 3-5 samples anyway!
    My limited 'drobe: Boss In Motion, Armani Code, Concentre d'Orange Verte, Paul Smith Story.

  6. #6

    Default Re: A Quick Poll: Blind Buy Order w/ Free Samples OR Order Just Samples

    Gotta go with the 28 samples because in there you should find one that you truly like. Then you can buy a bottle off someone who took the first choice and is selling it for much less than they bought it for.
    More writing on fragrance by me to be found at http://www.cafleurebon.com/

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